Call for Fellowship Applications

The program enables democracy activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change. Dedicated to international exchange, this five-month, residential program offers a collegial environment for fellows to reflect on their experiences and consider lessons learned; conduct research and writing; develop contacts and exchange ideas with counterparts in Washington, D.C.; and build ties that contribute to the development of a global network of democracy advocates.

The program is intended primarily to support practitioners and scholars from developing and aspiring democracies; distinguished scholars from established democracies are also eligible to apply. A working knowledge of English is required. All fellows receive a monthly stipend, health insurance, travel assistance, and research support. The program will host two five-month fellowship sessions in 2010-2011: Fall 2010 (October 1, 2010-February 28, 2011) and Spring 2011 (March 1-July 31, 2011).

Deadline: Monday, November 2, 2009. (Please note: The program is transitioning to an online application system in August 2009). For more information and application instructions, please visit